DILIGENCE was built by Edey and Duff in 1998 and is now available through her owner in Florida. Recent work has brought her condition back to nearly new and can be made “launch ready” before her final sale. She includes working sails in serviceable condition as well as a lightly used genoa. A motor mount and outboard storage tray are also included.
Recent work includes:
New Centerboard Cap
L.Francis Herreshoff was partial to the advantages of comparatively shallow draft designs. He compensated for this factor by employing longer waterlines, easily driven body plans and sensible, moderate-sized rigs and sail plans.
The Stuart Knockabout is a splendid example of these basic design principles. She is exceptionally fast and, therefore, a joy to sail. She also has surprising power and is not slowed perceptibly by an oncoming sea. She is comfortable and forgiving, and with every unnecessary piece of complicated gear absent, what is left is an uncluttered, simple, easily handled thoroughbred.
She is currently in Florida and available for viewing with an appointment.
Max Draft: 2'9" -5'6"
1104 Route 28A
PO Box 457
Cataumet, MA 02534-0457